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“RAISE YOUR EXPECTATIONS NOT THE LEVELS. JUST SAY NO TO BAD SOUND”


Odengatan 106 Box 45050 Stockholm Sweden 11322 tel. 46(0)8 505 81700 http. cuttingroom.se


EXPECTATIONS Cutting Room Studios

This is who we are[5] and this is what we do[7] and this is where we do it[10] and this is what you can get when we’re done doing what we do[12] and this is who we collaborate with[13] and this is where we are in case you want to contact us.[16]

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BjÜrn Engelmann is the owner of Cutting Room Studios since 1982 and is the studio’s Chief Mastering Engineer.


INTRODUCTION Cutting Room Studios

WELCOME TO CUTTING ROOM! The leading mastering studio in Scandinavia since 1978. Starting our success story with mastering and engraving vinyl records, we invested in developing our studios with high end digital and analog equipment to provide us the full range of mastering possibilities. We offer vinyl mastering as well as mastering for digital formats including 7.1 audio for film. We strive for customer satisfaction by leading the way with technological developments in the music and film industry. I personally invite you to join us in the studios and experience the difference. Bjรถrn Engelmann

BJร–RN ENGELMANN

OWNER & CHIEF MASTERING ENGINEER

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MEET T H E PROS Cutting Room Studios

Friday Meeting: Pär Jarl, Björn Engelmann, Liah Cheston, Nicole Östman, Olle Larsson, Mats ‘Limpan’ Lindfors. 5


MASTERING ENGINEERS

OUR ENGINEERS

Choosing the right engineer for your music is not as easy as it used to be. Some people think you can get away with downloading a software from the internet to do the mastering yourself. Well, sure, you could. But that wouldn’t be a good idea. Why? Because it takes a trained ear with years of experience in many different music genres to develop the professional tricks and techniques required for a senior mastering engineer. This person should have no less than ten years of experience working as a mastering engineer in order to give your music the chance to become a gold album. It all depends on how long you want your music to last. If you want your music to last 20 years, hand it to a 20 year professional. If you want it to last less, well you see where this is going. Here at Cutting Room, all of our engineers have more than 10 years of experience behind them.

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Björn Engelmann Chief Engineer 31 years Mats ‘Limpan’ Lindfors Senior Engineer 30 years Björn Almstedt Senior Engineer 50 years Håkan Åkesson Junior Engineer 10 years Liah Cheston Junior Engineer 10 years


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HOUSE

Cutting Room Studios

THE HOUSE THAT HITS BUILT In our office of two floors, you will find three mastering studios of specially designed listening rooms. Each of these studios are equipped with Pyramix mastering program and the latest analog and digital equippment. Sitting above the ground level, these studios are large enough to hold up to 10 people in the room without disturbing the acoustics. We’d be happy to have you with us during a mastering session. It’s a very fun experience, we can assure you. Plus it will give you a chance to hear how different your music sounds while it’s being mastered.

Mastering for vinyl, CD & Web are simply our core services. We also provide restortion of old audio material as well as mastering for film and television. Plus, audio recording studios for audio books and mixing up to 7.1.


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THE D-CINEMA EXPERIENCE

Clipster Video System with the Dolby Digital Cinema Processor

In 2010, Cutting Room invested 2 million Swedish crowns to develop an in-house digital cinema that could encode up to 4k quality video with 3D stereoscopic support for the creation of digital cinema packages. These packages contain material for HD Theater, DVD, BD, DVB & Web video files. We also invested in the Dolby Digital Cinema Processor CP750 with Dolby Surround EX™ decoding. The expansion was intended as an addition to the services of video restoration, DVD & BD productions we have provided since 2005. ABBA Gold Special Edition was restored here in our D-Cinema. Niklas Hammarbäck was in charge of the restoration process of all of the music videos plus bonus material.

Video restoration for DVD, BD, and other Digital Cinema products.

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EXPECT MORE

V INYL C D & W E B Cutting Room Studios

We have been mastering for vinyl since 1978, therefore we know the techniques needed for creating that special vinyl sound. Through the years we have invested in new technologies and developed new techniques to provide that same special sound to all the music formats. Today, you can have your music on vinyl as well as CD, and include a mastered version for streaming on the internet. Each of these formats are mastered differently, which is why we always ask what format your music is intended for. The cost for mastering a vinyl is the same as what it costs to master for CD, plus we can do special tricks to the music so it sounds equally as good streamed from the web. And so you know, it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to have a good quality sound. Mix and match your formats without limitations right here with us at Cutting Room.

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Dave can relax knowing that his favorite bands are going to be making their music available for him on Vinyl, CD & on the web.


CLIPSTER 2K, 4K & 3D ENCODING

Cutting Room Studios

FILM RESTORATION

DIGITAL CINEMA PACKAGES


DIGITAL CINEMA SOLUTIONS The digitization of the film industry is exploding and the Scandinavian film companies need a strong and knowledgeable partner with the capacity to deliver high quality digital movie packages. Whether it’s straight to theater 2k or 4k film, film restoration, or the end result being DVD or Blu-ray our D-Cinema will handle all those needs. In 2010, Cutting Room invested in an in-house digital cinema complete with video and audio mastering for film. This will be the first investment in Sweden in a full in-house studio, which follows DCI standards and includes 7.1 audio mastering with our senior mastering engineers. For the last ten years we have worked with digital postproduction in the form of Blu-ray, DVD and digital streaming with clients like Universal, SF, Atlantic Film, Sony Music, RAW Comedy Club, Folketsbio and others. We are happy to be able to offer our clients even more options with digital solutions.

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OUR WORKFLOW Clipster® is an exciting workstation, which provides online editing of film data, conversion to various output formats, color correction and even film restoration. This DVS flagship enables you to perform all the steps in a workflow on one system – steps that would otherwise need to be distributed over several products. Digital Cinema Packages defined: High definition DVD BD DVB & Web products. Now with the ability to encode with Clipster, we can offer the latest technology to all of our customers.


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COPYCATS FOR DECADES MediaPlant

TAKING IT ALL THE WAY In our mission to annihilate bad sound we’re quite picky when choosing our collaborators. We want to make sure it sounds and looks great all the way. Not only when you’re walking out our door, but also when you’re enjoying your new CD, DVD or Blu-Ray back home in your own living-room. Or when when it’s played on the radio or the web. When deciding to broaden our services to replication, MediaPlant was our preferred choice of partner. With their paramount reputation within optical media manufacturing, we always know that your production is in safe hands. They’ve been copycats for three decades

www.mediaplant.se | tel. +46(0) 8 410 423 00 | sales@mediaplant.se 14


WELCOME TO CUTTING ROOM STUDIOS Visiting address: Odengatan 106, 11322 Stockholm Mail address: Box 45050, 10430 Stockholm tel. +46 (0) 8 505 817 00 Internet address: www.cuttingroom.se Email address: sales@cuttingroom.se Facebook: www.facebook.com/cuttingroomswe Twitter: www.twitter.com/cuttingroom_swe

For pricing information, or general questions we have office hours from 9 - 5 Monday - Friday, but don’t hesitate sending us a mail anytime. Welcome to Cutting Room Studios. 16



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